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Kansas Rural Health & Prosperity Grants Workshop

Federal and State agencies participated in the Rural Health and Prosperity Grants 101 Workshop in Dodge City to share information on grant opportunities to support your community or organization, as well as discussion application tips.

Here you will find resource information and presentations that were provided at the event.

Attendees included:

  • Health & Social Services Providers
  • Community and Economic Developers
  • City Commissioners
  • City and County Staff
  • Faith-based and Community Leaders
  • School Board Members
  • Workforce Development Boards
  • Bankers
  • Community Colleges and University Staff.

2023 Workshop Presentations

Federal Grants and Funding Handbook Senator Roger Marshall, M.D.

Additional information is also available on Senator Marshall’s website:

U.S. Department of Commerce – Economic Development Administration
U.S. Department of Agriculture- Rural Development
Kansas Department of Commerce
Kansas Department of Health & Environment
Kansas Statewide Homeless Coalition
Kansas Department of Transportation

2023 Workshop Information

Workshop Agenda
  • Federal Grant Application Process
  • Federal and State Funding Opportunities
  • Important Tips for Writing a Strong Application and Applying for Funding
  • Technical Assistance and Resources
  • Working with Foundations
  • Breakout sessions on day 2 to talk through example projects and application of programs
Grants Resources list
Participating Federal and State Agencies

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development (USDA)

U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA)

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services:

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

Kansas Department of Commerce (KDC)

  • Community Development (CD)
  • Office of Rural Prosperity (ORP)

Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE)

Kansas Housing Resources Corporation (KHRC)

Kansas Statewide Homeless Coalition

  • KS Balance of State Continuum of Care (KSHC)
Frequently Asked Questions

Will this event be held again?

Yes, the plan is to host this event again next spring. Be watching for more information later this year.

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